dvrbox folding # /etc/init.d/folding
-su: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
-su: -c: line 0: `cd /home/kevin/folding; ./fah6 -smp -verbosity 9 < /dev/null >'
What is Folding@Home?
Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies Protein Folding , mis folding, aggregation, and Related diseases. it hopes to find cures for common diseases that afflict the human race such as Cancer and Alzheimer's to name a couple.?
Stanford University have a small program that you download onto your computer which runs in the background, and utilizes any unused cycles of your CPU. It makes little or no difference to your normal daily use of your computer. The reason why Stanford has gone down this path of using lots of ordinary peoples computers from all over the world instead of building just one "super computer", is both for cost and also Stanford, through their folding program now have the most powerful supercomputer in the world at their disposal.
I donated money all through my working life to Cancer charities here in the UK, but still managed to lose a mother and a brother to it. When I first heard of the Stanford project I did not immediately grasp the significance of it, but the penny did finally drop and I have been folding 24/7 for about two years now.
I am not sure of the best way to run it but all I did was to make a folder named "folding" in my home directory. Go to Stanford's site and download the appropriate client. Unpack the client into the folder that you made named "folding". Open a terminal and type in "cd folding" and press return. Then type in "./fah6 -smp" and again press return, and away it will go.
Remember this is for my computer and yours may be different.
You must never shut the terminal down when you are running as that will improperly shut down the program. To stop the folding correctly, use Ctrl + C.
You will also need to have an internet connection, mine is broadband and the computer is never turned off.
When you first start the folding program it will ask for your user name and then your team number which is 76140 for Team Mint. I then just accept all of the defaults that it offers.
Hope that helps a bit
Best regards Keith
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